Food swaps are definitely making headlines. First, a team of Swedish researchers found that swapping organic for conventional eliminated pesticides in just a few days. Now a new study published in Nature details a diet swap–between black Americans and South Africans–that may have long-term implications in the fight against colon cancer.
I’m not much for following recipes. I get overwhelmed with too many ingredients and tend to cook by taste, instead. But my husband surprised me with vegan sushi the other day and we loved it so much I had to share the recipe. So without further ado, here’s a recipe hack for Delicious Living’s Carmelized Tofu and Avocado Rolls, otherwise known as vegan sushi.
From vegan to organic, fair trade to upcycled, here are just a few eco fashion goodies that are on my list this holiday season.
You’ve read about fast fashion, in which underpaid workers in third-world countries provide western consumers with cheap and disposable goods. You’re all clear on cotton, which uses 17% of the world’s insecticides and is 94% Genetically Modified. But with that in mind, sometimes you just have to shop—and many of those times take place during the holidays. Which is why it makes sense now to figure out what matters to you when it comes to the clothes that you buy. Here’s how I categorize eco fashion.
Love fest! I was so excited to sit down with Renee Loux, chef, eco expert and former host of “It’s Easy Being Green,” to talk about what’s changed since she first published her essential “Easy Green Living” book. As I suspected, some things are easier—and some are harder, especially when you’re a mom. In her books and at ReneeLoux.com, she shares the best advice for both sides of the coin, and she shared five copies of her book for me to give away! Feeling lucky?
Even though I no longer have little ones, I’m still constantly on the hunt for the next best thing in baby care. I recently found it in the brand-new Oh My DeVita Baby line, which sponsored this post. Developed by Cherylanne DeVita, the mom behind the bestselling DeVita Naturals skincare and mineral makeup cosmetics, the line is completely natural and infused with probiotics, which help fight the bacteria that can lead to diaper rash. This totally vegan and absolutely amazing line is now on sale at Target stores. Love!
Vegan Thanksgiving. Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? But that might be until you learn the truth about turkey: Most conventional birds have been inbred to the point that they can’t even reproduce naturally. And many are stuffed full of chemical fat-inducing hormones and pesticides—even before you stuff them. The idea of giving up the bird comes with backers. Doctors say we should reduce meat consumption for optimal health. Scientists recently recommended halving meat consumption to reduce environmental impact. And vegans point out that giving up animal products positively contributes to the fight against global warming: Livestock and poultry production tipped the scales in 2009, claiming responsibility for 51% of…
My family is not vegan. We’re not even completely vegetarian. I serve the occasional organic, grass-fed hamburger, and I let them order conventional burgers in restaurants, if they want to. But I let my kids know that we eat very little meat—living a semi-vegetarian life—for one important reason: Dioxins. Now you may not have heard much about this group of roughly 75 related chemicals—unless you were an early adopter of alternative feminine hygiene products that touted their avoidance of the stuff. But I digress. As a parent, these are a few facts you need to know.